The original Layers of Fear game is coming to PC VR on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, quite a few years after its initial PC, Xbox and PlayStation release in 2016.
Strangely, Layers of Fear VR is a VR version of the original 2016 game and not the more recent 2019 game. The sequel only released only a few months ago, back in May, and we had originally heard rumblings that VR support might be on the table.
Why the older game is making its way to VR and not the newer sequel is anybody’s guess. However, this isn’t the first time Layers of Fear has made a VR appearance – the game was ported over to the Google Daydream system back in 2016, the same year as its PC release. The Daydream version was titled Layers of Fear: Solitude, and serious changes had to be made to get game running on a mobile system – not just graphically, but to the gameplay and controls as well. Layers of Fear: Solitude was much more linear. It only allowed you to move by teleporting to pre-determined locations in each area.
All in all, Jamie was less than impressed in his review of the Daydream version. He wished that the game had come to the Vive or the Rift instead, and it looks like he’s got his wish… three years later.
Given that this new PC VR version has it’s own title, ‘Layers of Fear VR’, we’re hoping this version is a step up from the Daydream edition.
The game currently does not have a release date, but is available to wishlist on Steam.